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Look into Phi 
Theta Kappa and 
see what it takes 
to make the 

he Gdifors 

Now it's time to say goodbye to all our family. M-l-C- oops! So maybe it's 
not the Mickey Mouse Club but it's time to say goodbye to everybody. 

We remember the first day of magazine two years ago, a new staff and 
new adviser. We have come a long way from knowing little about magazine pro- 
duction to producing eight magazines. 

We hope that you all have enjoyed reading the Grizzly. Our goal at the 
beginning of the year was to cover as much as we could about Butler but at the 
same time have fun. So from Academic Challenge to make-up to football to fash- 
ion to Butler campuses to dreams to art to handwriting, we have covered it all. 

In April we attended the Kansas Associated Collegiate Press contest. 
Overall we won a Gold Medal, Darren Greiving placed first in Photo Essay, third 
in Sports Photography, third in Feature Photography and honorable mention in 
Graphic Design; Amanda Lene took an honorable mention in News Writing; 
Ashley McCullough received honorable mention in Infographics and third place 
in the Journalist of the Year category. Congratulations to the Grizzly staff for a 
job well done! 

In this issue we have covered a variety of topics. Check out the story 
about the newspaper and how it is put together (page 6). 

Or read the story on Phi Theta Kappa and what it takes to become a 
member (page 8). 

If you're in the mood for racing read up on drag racing (page 22). 

And if you're getting married flip over to the wedding story and get some 
ideas about planning your wedding (page 26). 

Hope you have a fantastic summer! 

-Rachel Julius 

-Ashley McCullough 

The Grizzly 

Ashley McCullough 

Managing Editor 

Rachel Julius 


Jason Massingill 

Associate Editor 

Darren Greiving 
Amanda Lene 

Photo Editors 

Amanda Lene 

Business Manager 

Brenda Kimmi 

Circulation Manager 

Christy Sherdon 

Feature Writer 

Pamela Bearth 

Terretta Ann Bethel 

Francesca Chilargi 

Azaria Garcia 

DeAnn Solt 

Staff Writers 

Michael Swan 

Faculty Adviser 

On the cover... 

Wichita International Super Pro racer 
heats up his tires during a burnout. 
Drag racers do burnouts before each 
race to get better traction on the 

Butler County Community College 
901 S. Haverhill Road 
Building 100, Room 104 
El Dorado, KS 67042 

Letters to the Editor encouraged 










Phi Theta Kappa 




Computer Aided Drafting 

Bull Riding 


Mr. Theis' Retirement 

Drag Racing 





Big Brothers/Big Sisters 

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Are you the type of person that sits aside 
while others enjoy the dance floor? Well, here is 
a solution to your problem. Butler County 
Community College has a wide variety of dance 
classes to choose from to help boost up your 
dancing needs. Classes range from Jazz to 
Choreography to Baflefflreveffiorr 
classes of Line Dancing. 

Carla Lloyd and Valerie Mack teach the 
dance courses at Butler. Former runner-up to 
Miss Kansas, Mack keeps herself busy with 
many school functions. 

She has the Sophisticated Ladies, the 
barbershop group, the Smorgaschords and 
co-directs the concert choir with Mr. Ron Garber. 

With all this she still finds time to teach some 
dance classes. She also directs the Headliners 
showchoir, which consists of 26 singers and 

"I got started because I can't throw and I 

can't catch, so there is only one more thing, 


"My mother started me out dancing 
when I was five and have been dancing ever 
since," says Lloyd. 

Some of the non-credit classes are 
Beginning/Intermediate East Coast Swing that is 
seen in movies like Swing Kids and Malcolm X 
and some GAP commercials. Also, beginning 
Country Western Dance is where you can learn 

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how to do the two-step, triple-step and country waltz. Advanced Country Western 
Dance continues the two-step, triple-step and waltz. You can also bop to the music of 
Santana, ZZ Top and others in the West Coast Swing. 

"In Ballet it is more of 
a controlled dance, and in 
Jazz you can be a little 
looser," says El Dorado 
sophomore Sherry Urton. 
"Dance class is 
exciting and lots of fun," 
says Derby sophomore 
Amber Nelson. 

Available each year 

are many kinds of music 

scholarships and you 

don't even have to major 

in music to qualify. 

Auditions are held in the 

spring and they are the 

foundation of some of the 


For more scholarship 

information contact the Vocal 

Music Department at (316) 

22-3224 or, from the 

ichita/metro area, call direct 

at 733-3224:- 

Top Left: Ballet students Sherry 
Urton, El Dorado sophomore, 
Tiffany Lange, Conway Springs 
sophomore, Instructor Carta Lloyd, 
Amber Nelson, Derby sophomore, 
and Sarah Wahlmeier are learning a 
new dance to the music of Ocenea 
and Deepforest. 

Top Right: In Ballet class Amber 
Nelson, Sarah Wahlmeier, and 
Instructor Carta Lloyd inspect their 
every move by facing the mirrors 
around them. 

Left: Spinning to the music, Tiffany 
Lange and Amber Nelson practice 
their dance moves. 

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Every Thursday, students and 

a new Butler Lantern newspaper. If 
students don't read the articles they at 

They are on staff simply because they 
like to write and the scholarships help 
pay for their education. 

"Working on the Lantern gives 

because they are the on. 

heat or the credit from the stories they 


Most of the Lantern staff 

least open it up to read the "Student rne a chance to broaden my writing would agree that a college newspaper 
Views" section on page two or Jon and design skills and hopefully looks j s more stressful and difficult than a 

Pic's funny but true columns. 

The Lantern staff meets every 
day from 1 :30 - 4 p.m. (except Fridays) 
to bring us the current news around 
Butler. Stories come from the students 
themselves, instructor Freda Briggs or 
from the word of the grapevine. 

The Lantern staff consists of 
12 staff members and some of them 
are not Mass Communication majors. 

good on my transcripts and resumes," 
says Augusta freshman Travis Boyer. 
"And I get a full scholarship." 

high school newspaper but, at the 
same time, very rewarding. 

And this hard work shows in 

The nice thing about being on the stories the Lantern staff puts out 

the Lantern staff is having the freedom 
to decide on what story you are going 
to write. 

Instructor Freda Briggs says, 
"I just try to steer them in the right 
direction and give them story ideas, 

every Thursday. This is due also to the 
laid-back atmosphere the students 
work in every day. 

Augusta sophomore Josh 
Primm says, "The staff I've worked 
with this semester has been absolute- 

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ly tremendous." 

was "The Gray Flannel Letter," which 

Story By Christy Sherdon 
Photos By Amanda Lene 

Additionally, working on staff started some controversy around the 

gives the students the opportunity to campus. The letter mostly criticized 

discover news things about Butler harassment of female students around 

County. school. After the printing of several of 

El Dorado sophomore Stacy the letters in the Lantern newspaper, a 

Drennan says, "I like the opportunity to committee was formed to address 

meet new people and express my issues of sexual harassment on cam- 


Some major highlights from 

To end an already great year, 

the Lantern this year include stories the Lantern staff took home a Bronze 

on art instructor Roger Mathews who Medal at the KACP awards and 

was injured in a serious automobile William Villalobos placed second in the 

accident earlier this year. The newspa- cartoon category at the banquet held 

per kept us updated on his condition, at the Broadview Hotel. 
Another major Lantern story this year 










Stacy Drennan 

Josh Primm 
Managing Editor 

Jackie Roy 
Business Manager 

Jon Pic 
Copy Editor/Reporter 

Rogie Dorpinghaus 
Jackie Montoya 

Travis Boyer 

Sarah Batson 


Stephanie Elliott 

John Korbel 
Layne Parsons 

Sherry Rawlings 
Briony Barnes 


William Villalobos 

Freda Briggs 

Above: Augusta sophomore Josh Primm, Managing Editor, proofreads a page layout 
that will be featured for the upcoming newspaper issue. 

Left Above: Sophomore Stacy Drennan, Editor, works on the flag of the Lantern . 
Right Above: El Dorado freshman Jon Pic works alongside Wichita sophomore William 
Villalobos in pasting up the Lantern newspaper. 


Story and Photos by Azaria Garcia 

Phi Theta Kappa 

7hx Theta KaffA hAs moke than 1.3 mxllxon members Anp 1,100 


Phi Theta Kappa is an honor 
society that recognizes and encour- 
ages the academic achievement of 
two-year college students. Phi Theta 
Kappa (PTK) gives students opportu- 
nities for individual growth and devel- 
opment. PTK is the largest honor soci- 
ety in America. According to the PTK 
website, PTK has more than 1.3 mil- 
lion members and 1,100 chapters, 
which are located in all 50 states, U.S. 
territories, Canada, Germany and 
Japan. The American Association of 
Community Colleges recognized PTK 
in 1929 as the official honor society for 
two-year colleges. 

Since PTK is the official honor 
society for two-year colleges, it means 
there is a lot of student participation. 
According to the PTK website, approx- 
imately 15,000 students participate in 
PTK programs each year. More than 
75,000 students are inducted into PTK 
annually. To keep an active member- 
ship a student must maintain a grade 
point average of 3.5 or higher. Both 

Sxnce I'm An 

International stu- 


English As A seconp 




I'm stupyxng at 

Sutler...* says 


part-time and full-time students are eli- 
gible for membership. 

Wendy Lynn and Mika Satake, 
both students at Butler, are a part of 
PTK. Lynn and Satake represented 
Butler County at the sixth annual Phi 
Theta Kappa All-Kansas Academic 
Team Reception, which took place 
Feb. 14 in Topeka. Lynn and Satake 
were named to the 2001 All-Kansas 
Academic Team. 

"Being named to the PTK All 
Kansas Academic Team was truly an 
honor. I was proud to represent Butler 
at the state luncheon" Lynn says. Both 
Lynn and Satake's accomplishments 
and future plans can be found on the 
Butler website under marketing com- 

Lynn is a sophomore from 
Coffeyville. She is majoring in Agri- 
Business/Political Science. Through 
her career at Butler, she has had the 
opportunity to be on the Livestock 
Judging team. Lynn is also on the 
President's Honor Roll. Her future 


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Wendy Lynn, Coffeyville sophomore, and Mika Satake, 
Japan sophomore, were named to the 2001 All - 
Kansas Academic team. 






plans include attending Kansas State University and then 
pursuing a law degree with an agriculture specialty. 

Satake is a sophomore from Japan. She says, 
"Since I'm an international student who speaks English as 
a second language, I have to go through lots of difficulties 
while I'm studying at Butler. However, getting this honor 
gave me confidence to pursue my educational goal to be a 
Drama Therapist. I'm happy that I have wonderful teachers 
here at Butler." 

These teachers are helping Satake in accomplish- 
ing her major in Drama Therapy. She has been a part of 
PTK since the spring of 2000. While at Butler she has been 
involved with the International Students Association and 
participates in all Butler theatre productions. Satake plans 
to go on and receive a bachelor's degree in Drama and 
Psychology, then pursue her master's in Drama, either at 
New York University or California Institute of Integral 


As Lynn and Satake have shown leadership 
through their academics and participation in school activi- 
ties, they are building up their character qualities. PTK is a 
way to develop character through leadership and being 
involved in the community. Roger Briggs, a sophomore at 
Butler, is the Chapter President of Butler County's PTK 
association, which is known as the Alpha Phi Alpha 
Chapter. Briggs states that they are working on building up 
the program at Butler County, to become more involved in 
the community and on the campus. 

No matter what campus PTK is found on, it is a 
great way to show appreciation to students who put the time 
and effort into their academics. PTK is a symbol of excel- 
lence in higher education, and it commits to students who 
are helping build up Phi Theta Kappa by achieving acade- 
mic integrity. 

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computer aided 

Computer Aided Drafting 
is a big player in architec- 
ture and engineering 

BCCC has offered the Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) 
program for several semesters. Students can expect to learn how 
to utilize AutoCAD program as well as gain knowledge of resi- 
dential and commercial design while in the CAD program. 

Computer Aided Drafting (CAD) can be used for archi- 
tecture (houses and buildings) and engineering (planes, cars, 
boats, etc.) According to Mel Whiteside, Lead Instructor CAD and 
Drafting, CAD can be utilized in theatre as well. For example, 
three-dimensional platforms can be designed, the actors can be 
placed on the stage and the lighting can be laid out, all with the 
use of CAD. 

"I am in the class because I like to design things. It gives 
me the feel of what engineers do in the real world," says Derby 
sophomore Aaron Rucker. 'The CAD class has helped me with 
measurements, layouts, design work and helps me with math. 

This class gives me the knowledge that I need and I can apply it 
to the real world." 

CAD prepares the students for the job market as well as 
transferring to a four-year school. 

"Students benefit more from CAD here (BCCC). 
Universities focus more on freehand sketching," says Whiteside. 

However, Kansas State and the University of Kansas 
take the student's knowledge of CAD into consideration and it 
places the student a step ahead. 

"I feel that Mel Whiteside has really prepared me for K- 
State," says Wichita sophomore Chris Kilgore. "I have learned 
many practical applications that have allowed me to decide on a 
field of study." 

This is the second semester for Whiteside. Before com- 
ing to BCCC, he did civil engineering (roads and bridges). 


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Photos by Chris Kilgore Story by Ashley McCullough 

"My goal is for the stu- 
dents to have a good 
foundation in CAD 
and drafting when 
they complete their 
education at BCCC," 
says Mel Whiteside, 
Lead Instructor CAD 
and Drafting. 

Whiteside has worked with engineering and architecture for 13 

Along with Whiteside there are three adjunct instructors: 
Ganesh Nayak, Carolyn Koehn and Ron Cox. 

'The instructor (Whiteside) has kept the class exciting 
and informative throughout the semester," says Wichita freshman 
Dennis Sprecher. "He has gone out of his way to help me get into 
the job market and teach me what I need to do so. I feel grateful 
for coming to BCCC." 

The CAD program attracts non-traditional students as 

"Starting back to school 20 years after high school was 
a big step," says El Dorado freshman Jerry Reinhart. "Mel made 

this challenge very refreshing. The help and understanding he 
gave me during the first semester of class made the difference for 
me in continuing my education." 

The CAD/Drafting department has recently installed new 
computers and a new plotter to make posters and blueprints. The 
technology was provided through the Carl D. Perkins Vocational 
and Technical Education Grant. Grants provided through the 
Perkin's grant help the Engineering department grow and 

The CAD program is growing at BCCC. Whiteside's goal 
is to be one of the top 10 junior college technical schools. 
Whiteside says it won't happen overnight, but enrollment has 
been up the past two semesters. 

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1 1 

Friday, May 18, is 
Phil Theis' last day at Butler 
County Community College 
as lead teacher of the 
Biology department. His 
retirement begins May 19 

after he walks with the BCCC 

faculty for the last time at the 
2001 graduation. Theis has 
been teaching at Butler for 35 
years and has been in the 
field of education for 40 
years. He came to El Dorado 
in 1 966 at the age of 27 as a 

General Biology teacher. When Theis says Theis. 

books, getting needed mate- 
rials and doing evaluations. 
He also teaches Microbiology 

and other courses in the bio- 

logical sciences. 

Phil Theis is a native 
of Hutchinson, Kan. and was 

born on June 11, 1938. He 

graduated from Hutchinson 
High School in 1956 and 
immediately enrolled in 
Hutchinson Community 


"At first I was thinking 

about becoming a medical doctor," 

came to Butler the campus was still 
under construction. 

Because of the unexpected, says Theis. 

overwhelming number of incoming stu- 

However, he changed his 

"The first time I saw this place, dents, the classes were much larger mind when one of his teachers asked 

it was just a structure made of steel. I 
guess you can say I've seen the skirt 
off the old bird," says Theis. 

then. him a single question that changed his 

Now classes consist of about life. Theis took a course in college 

24 students, to ensure the quality of called Organic Chemistry and one day 

Edwin J. Walbourn, the presi- education a student receives. 

when the teacher left the room, a 

dent of the college, hired Theis in 1 966 

Over the years Theis has classmate of Theis asked him to 

as a biology teacher. His classes con- taught everything from General explain something that he did not 
sisted of about 75 students during the Biology to Microbiology, including understand. 

Vietnam years. 

Anatomy and Physiology. 

"Before I knew it, I had the 

"Builders thought someday 

Theis heads the Biology whole class's attention, including the 

there would be 800 students enrolled Department at Butler County teachers who had returned to room" 

at Butler; however, everyone had their Community College and has for more says Theis. "Once I was finished my 

socks blown off when enrollment than 20 years. His duties have includ- teacher looked at me and told me he 

reached 998 students in the first year," ed setting schedules, ordering text- would like to have a word with me." 

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Theis stood in front of his 

Story and Photo by Amanda Lene 

now for 35 years and has loved every 

award in 1996. 

teacher scared that he was in trouble minute of it. He is the last of the origi- 

Throughout Theis' teaching 

only to hear one question come out of nal teachers who started at Butler on career he has participated in many 

his mouth. 'Have you ever thought the current campus in 1966. 

organizations and programs such as: 

about becoming a teacher?' 

He decided to retire because The Kansas National Education 

As a result of that day, Theis he wants to be able to do different Association, The National Association 

has been an educator for 40 years. 

things while he is still young enough to of Biology Teachers, The Kansas 

Theis graduated from do it. Plus 40 years seems like a pret- Association of Community Colleges 

Hutchinson Community College in ty even number to call it quits. 

1958 with an associate's degree. He 

"My wife retired last year, so 

and BCCC Education Association. 

He has also participated in 

then transferred to Emporia State we are planning on doing some travel- many programs helping students in 
University, where he received his ing and gardening together," says specific biology courses and has 

bachelor's in 1961. Theis decided to Theis. 

continue his education at ESU and 

encouraged students to apply to "The 
Theis also mentioned he Kansas Experience," a cancer institute 

graduated in 1964 with a master's would like to do some woodworking, given at Kansas State University. 

degree in Biology. 

and plans on making grandfather Theis has been to seminars about 

Theis got his first teaching job clocks, 
in 1961 as a Biology-Chemistry 

cancer and AIDS, and has participated 
Theis married his high school in many National Science Foundation 

teacher at Phillipsburg Senior High sweetheart, Ann, and they have been short courses. 

School in Phillipsburg, Kan. Two years happily married for 41 years. Phil and 

Theis even has an outstanding 

later, Theis changed jobs and taught Ann have three children. Kelly, the old- community service record. He has 

at Olathe Senior High School in est and only daughter, lives in Andover participated in television debates aired 

Olathe, Kan. Theis also was the assis- and is a teacher. John lives in in El Dorado, served as a member on 

tant football coach at Olathe for one Hutchinson and is a psychological numerous boards and councils and 

year. therapist. The youngest boy, Eric, lives has volunteered evenings at the South 

Theis decided he wanted to in Joplin, Mo. and is an administrator of Central Mental Health Center. Theis 

teach at a college level and in 1966 he the parole and probation offices. 

coached a Little League baseball team 

came to Butler County Community 


Kelly, John and Eric all gradu- in the summer of 1974, was the head 
ated from Butler County Community Cub Scout master for the City of El 

"Butler was a new and exciting College with near 4.0 averages. 

Dorado in 1981, taught marriage 

community college in El Dorado. Plus 

"They got their brains from preparation classes for St. John's 

it was to be the first comprehensive their mother," says Theis. 

Church and has done many other 

community college in Kansas," says 

Ann was a psychiatric nurse things. 


before she retired last year. She was 

Theis has collected many dis- 

Theis has been here at Butler awarded the outstanding nursing 

Continued on page 14 

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Derby sophomore 

Leslie Brady, Derby 

sophomore Crystal 

McBath and 

Wichita sophomore 

Oranda Hubbard 

listen attentively to 

Mr. Theis as he 

explains a lab in 

Microbiology . 

Theis also teaches 

several lab and 

lecture courses in 

biological sciences. 

Continued from pg 13 

tinguished awards, recognizing him as 

a great teacher and citizen. Theis has 
been awarded the following: 
Outstanding Coach Award - Olathe 
H.S., Outstanding Teacher Award - 
Black Student Union, Outstanding 
Faculty Member, Distinguished 
Faculty Award, Golden Attitude 
Award, Exceptional Educator Award, 
Master Teacher - BCCC and 
Distinguished Citizen Award of El 
Dorado. Two very special awards 
included the 1999 Kansas Master 
Teacher and the 1999 National 
Institute for Staff and Organizational 
Development (NISOD) Excellence 

Theis says that all the awards 
are important to him, but the 
Outstanding Teacher Award given by 
the Black Student Union meant a 

great deal to him because it was 
awarded by students. 

"The students mean so much 
to me, and I will miss them the most. 
Every student is special to me. I have 
always been excited about class. I love 
to teach," says Theis. 

Theis also says that he would 
miss the science of Biology, his college 
friends and faculty, and he thinks he 
might come back to teach a night class 
after a year or so. 

"Teaching is an art. In a nut- 
shell, it is caring, loving and joy that 
are created from the process of help- 
ing others to learn. Teaching is in my 
blood," says Theis. 

Theis believes his greatest 
accomplishment has been watching 
the thousands of students succeed, 
and knowing that he has been a part of 
their careers. 

"What I always tell my stu- 
dents is 'As you slide down this banis- 
ter of life, remember me, as a sliver in 
your career,'" says Theis. 

Theis recalls his greatest 
memories here at Butler. The wonder- 
ful memories of being honored with so 
many great awards does not compare 
with the most unforgettable memory of 
being given the opportunity to become 
a teacher at Butler back in 1966. 

"I will always be grateful to 
Edwin J. Walbourn for selecting me to 
teach here at Butler," says Theis. 

Philip Theis will be remem- 
bered on campus and throughout the 
community as a kind, courteous, intel- 
ligent, caring, gifted teacher and citi- 
zen who is willing to take the extra step 
or go out of his way to help one of his 
students. Mr. Theis is what you would 
call a truly remarkable man. 

1 4 

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Utter's tGcim enjoys 






ers, includi 

•all team at Butler Grizzlies' power hitter. 

junity College is 

Akin and Rhodes are h 
seasons, alb**** «*' 

ess story. As of good seasons, alo 


am had already teammates, but 

Vest title. They their stories. 

VI games and 

At times this 
to take cortiso.. 

the Region pain of tendinitis in 

:on County 

Rhodes' grandft 

1987 NAIA national championshi. 
His teams there also won two con- 

tented perform- 'Bill' Cummins, was the first cam- ference titles. 

litchers Jami Akin pus dean at Butler. He died on Dec. 
and Andrea Rhodes. If they can 30, 2000 and, as a tribute, the play- 

He was then at the University of 
Kansas for three years as an assis- 

win that tourney, it's on to Florida ers all wear t' 

e 'Bill' on the tant coach, and the team won the 

the natfipi tournament. 

"Sophomore from Yukon, 

front of their uniforms. 

Big 8 regular season championship 

Head coach Brad Horky took in 1990. 

a stellar 19-1 record and over the program at mid-year, 1998. Then jfawas on to Pittsburg State 

freshman from Wichita They were conference runners-up 


a feared h 

in 1999 and 2000. Since his arrival, 

[ith the team s record stands at 141-68, 

as head coach, and 

I teams went 186-85 in 

ars. They also made three 

a. 354 


Catrina Jackson, a going into the early May region NCAA tournament appearances. 

der from Wichita tourn 

e Grizzlies are seeded 

Horky has also coordinated col- 

am with a .374 second in the South to Cowley lege trips to Europe, which include 

mian Jessie County Community College. 

softball competition. 

'ichita, is the 

Horky is a 1981 University of 


Stiry by Terretta An n_ bethel 
Photos by Darren Gr 



The Grizzlies had a slow start, 

their game continued on. 

Let's talk baseball. Freshly cut again until they become first nature to es Brian Blessie and David Hager, with 
infield. Newly dragged red dirt. The you. These are all part of baseball, strong leadership from returning 
white lines perfect and untouched. and these are all part of what makes sophomores, never gave up. 

Macho men spitting and scratching baseball such a fun sport to be a part 

while sporting brand new jerseys. 
Metal cleats. Spit cans and sweat. 

As of late April, the Grizzlies 
were sitting just over .500, which 

The 2000-2001 Grizzly base- placed them third in the Jayhawk West 

Now let's really talk baseball. ball team had great expectations for Conference. 

Pitchers wearing long sleeved shirts the season. 

"We have so much individual tal- 

and jackets during the heat of the day 

"Like any season, we expect ent," said Orlando Mijares, Aurora, 

to keep their pitching arm warmed up. to win a conference championship, win Colo, sophomore catcher. "We just 
Catchers dying of heat under all the a regional championship and go to haven't put it all together yet." 

gear but never easing up. Living in the Grand Junction and compete in the 

Coach Nesmith echoed the 

batting cages day after day to get nationals," said second-year head comment. "The talent's there, the abili- 

down that drop ball you can't seem to coach Trent Nesmith. 

ty to put it together as a team just 

hit. Going over the plays again and 

Nesmith and assistant coach- needs work. We're just trying to get 

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better every day: every practice and 
every game." 

Sophomore pitchers Luke 
Lemon, Wichita, Andrew Ehling, 
Hutchinson, Scott Munter, Omaha, 
Ben Gensch, Wichita and Brett 
Nachbor, Augusta, have had solid out- 
ings throughout the season. Also con- 
tributing to the team and showing 
great potential for next year are fresh- 
men David Beach, Hutchinson, Brock 
Poe, El Dorado and left handed pitch- 

er Kellen Raab, Omaha. 

Every team needs a strong 
infield backing the pitcher up. Butler's 
is complete with first baseman Matt 
iJndenmeyer, Wichita sophomore, and 
third baseman Shaun Puvogel, Salina 


Ben Gensch, 
Wichita sopho- 
more, unleashes 

i ■mil in i i i 

Don't forget the outfield. They the team, are what Nesmith calls 

sophomore. As for other individual may be way out there but their hard 

strengths, shortstop Brett Williams, work and determination has not gone 

att sophomore, covers his ground unnoticed. Right fielder Rob Horst, 

i shows great range along with Gering, Neb. sophomore, and center 

"good players." 

As of late April, Horst was 
standing tall with 18 home runs and a 
.388 batting average. Horst plans to 

The Grizzlies congratulate each 
other on a game well played. 


ar and James, with a .370 batting 
erage, will sign with Nicholls State in 
ibodaux, La. 

When asked what was 

jsmith's most rewarding part of 
aching collegiate level sports, he 
id, "Just being with the guys, win or 
,se. I will not take the fun out of base- 
ball." So although the team isn't having 
Iir most successful season, they're 
>roving every day and remembering 
/ they play one of America's most 
favorite past times: to have fun. 

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^Otir oa\£e to U&xltUtA ea.t\»s>i 

ojaA e^erd^\i^o, r\oLt 

Summer is coming and your dents don't exercise at all. 

body isn't in top shape, so what are 

"I never exercise, because I'm 

you going to do to shape up? You extremely lazy and I have other things 
could wake up at five in the morning to do," says El Dorado freshman Marco 

and run five miles every day. Or you Munoz. 
could start by eating a healthy, bal- 

In addition, athletes have a 

anced diet. Now, you ask, what types grueling schedule to keep their bodies 

of foods are considered nutritious? 
These include fruits, vegetables, grain 

"Yes, I exercise and work out 

foods, dairy products, and food that is because the coach makes us. For 30 
not processed or loaded with saturat- minutes, you have agility, like jumping 
ed fat. (Sorry, that means no Big Macs off boxes and on, jump roping and 

or Whoppers.) 

workout routines. Basically we do the 

So, what do students at Butler same weight lifting routines. The only 

know about exercising? 

thing that changes is you add more 

"On the weekends I go for weight," says Wichita freshman Derek 
walks with my boyfriend, and when he Cline, who is on the basketball team. 

doesn't go, I jog. Or I pop in Taebo 

What types of foods should 

when I'm bored because I hate TV. I your diet consist of if you want to lose 

like to do crunches. I just basically weight or keep in shape? According to 

work on my stomach and butt, the the USDA Food Guide Pyramid, you 

trouble areas but that's not always reg- should eat 2-3 servings of meat, poul- 

ular," says Augusta freshman Cristin try, fish, dry beans, eggs and nuts 

Mitchell. daily. In addition, you need to eat 2-4 

On the other hand, some stu- servings of fruits, and 3-5 servings of 




Above: Texas freshman Nick Hoover 
lifts weights to "impress the 
females," according to Hoover. 
Below: Trinidad, Tobago freshmaYi 
Kijana Thomas tones his legs. 

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Story By Francesca Chilargi 
Photos by Amanda Lene 

vegetables. Also, also have to exercise on a regular 
your body needs 6- basis. Exercising on a regular basis 


means about three to five times a 

bread, cereal, rice, week. The most troubled spots of the 

and pasta, and 2-3 body are the abdominal, or abs, hips, 

servings of milk, butt, thighs and triceps. Mostly every- 

yogurt and cheese, one dreams of perfect flat abs, but it 

Moreover, you need seems like no matter how many 

to use fats, oils and crunches or sit-ups you do, the baby 

sweets sparingly in fat still won't budge. 

your diet. 


So here are some tips on how 
to flatten that belly from HYPERLINK 

healthy diet, your 

body requires water, according to 

First, crunches are not 

Wellness authors David J. Anspaugh, enough to flatten your stomach. 

Michael H. Hamrick and Frank D. According to Gunnar Peterson, a 

Rosato. Sixty percent of your body Beverly Hills workout pro, "You'll need 

weight is due to water. Every cell in to do exercises that work all the mus- 

your body contains some portion of cles in your abs from different angles, 

water and tissues that are not thought There are three so-called 'planes of 

of as "watery" contain a quantity of motion.' When you bend forward, you 

water. People are advised to drink work the sagittal plane (side to side 

between eight to twelve cups of fluids areas). Bend to the side and you tar- 

a day. According to Wellness, get the frontal plane." 

"Another general rule of thumb is to 

Remember that it is not 

drink a quart of water for every 1 ,000 impossible to have that fabulous toned 

calories expended." 

body. It just takes working out and the 

Besides a well-balanced diet right dieting to have a strong and 
to have that lean, muscular body, you healthy body. 

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The Thrill 
of Bull Rilling 

There are many people in 
Butler County that enjoy the sport of 
bull riding, whether that be watching or 
participating in the event. It is said that 
bull riding is one of the most danger- 
ous sports in the world. Yet many peo- 
ple love the thrill of riding a bull despite 
the danger that may occur. 

Bull riding consists of basical- 
ly one thing, staying on a 2000 pound 
angry, bucking bull. Cowboys attempt 
to do this by wrapping a rope around 
the bull's chest. Then they put their 
hand through a loop on the top of the 
bull's back and just try to hang on for 
eight seconds. 

Upper body strength and 
strong legs are essential for riding 
bulls. The rider tries to stay up on the 
bull and lean forward, or up on his 
hand. If the rider happens to lean back 
or get back on his pockets (sitting on 
his butt) he can be bucked off. 

Judges watch for good body 

spurring. Spurring is not required but 
does add extra points to the score. 
They also make sure that you are on 
for the full eight seconds. A perfect 
score is 100 points although most peo- 
ple do not ever see a perfect score. If 
you do not stay on for eight seconds 
you do not get any points, and if you 
touch the bull with your free hand you 

ones involved in the dangerous sport. 
The bullfighters also put themselves in 
danger for the love of the sport. If you 
did not know, the bullfighters are the 
rodeo clowns. They are there to keep 
the bulls from mowing you over once 
you fall off. They also get you off the 
bull if you get hung up in the rope. 

Bull riding is a very dangerous 

Upper body strength and strong legs are essential for riding bulls 

position and what riders do with their do not get any points. sport that many people love to watch 

free hand, and they also watch for Bull riders are not the only and a few brave cowboys love to do. 

20 • The Grizzly 

Story and Photos by 
Jason Massingill 

Bull riding is a dangerous sport that many people love to watch 

Far Left: Mark Hoffman tries to hang on as 
the bull spins in circles. Hoffman has been 
riding bulls for two years. 

Left: Mark spurs the bull while he rides. 
Spurring is important for points. 

Below: Hoffman eases down on to the 
bull's back in the shoot. Mark is a resident 
of Hutchinson, Kan. 

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Story and photos by; Brcnda Kimmi 


The smell of burnt rubber scatters the air, loud cars 
boosting their engines, colorful cars everywhere, the sound 
of clapping hands and screams as the winner goes across 
the finish line. 

That is what you get when you go to Wichita 
International Raceway Drag Strip (WIR) in Wichita. WIR is 
located at 61st street 
and North Ridge Road. 

Men, women 
and children are able to 
enjoy the fun of racing 
at WIR. Super Pro, Pro, 
Sportsman, Motorcycle 
and Junior Dragster are 
the classes available. 
They also have Friday 
night races that give 
you the chance to race 
in Real Street, King of 
the Hill, Grudge and 
Import classes. 

Entry to each category is different. To race in Super 
Pro the entry fee is $50, buybacks are $20. For Pro it is $40, 
buybacks are $15. Sportsman and Motorcycle are $30 and 
buybacks are $10. Junior Dragsters entry is $20 and buy- 
backs are $5. Buybacks are for when you lose in the first 
round of eliminations and you want to try to get back in the 

race by paying another fee. 

One Wichita woman, Lisa Mitchell, races because 

it has always been her dream to be like Shirley Muldowney 

(one of the first women drivers). 

"Well I have always loved drag racing. Especially 

when I saw the movie Heart Like a Wheel and I said that 

I would like to try that 
someday. Then one day 
I went to my parents' 
house and there was 
our race car, a 1969 
Camaro," says Mitchell. 
Wichitan, Doug 

Stephens, says "I have 
always been a motor 
head and I just like to 
race anything on 

It is for the 
excitement that some- 

ion a I 
is one 
that day. 

one would want to put himself or herself in a racecar. "For 
starters, I love the thrill of doing the burn out, lining up at 
the starting line and the rush of me laying back in the seat 
as I let off the brake and hit the gas to run 1 1 .95 seconds 
at 1 15 miles per hour," says Mitchell. 

Both Mitchell and Stephens agree that racing to 

22 • The Grizzily 

The starter gets the next car in line ready to 
race. This black Corvette is ready to spin his 
tires in the burnout box. • 

some extent is dangerous but if you have the right equipment, know 
the mechanics of your car and watch everything around you, then 
you will be O.K. But the day you don't fear your car, then you will 

Mitchell has almost been in a wreck when after the race the 
person she was racing cut in front of her, causing her to slam on 
her breaks and do a complete 180, making her face the beginning 
of the track. "The only damage done was a big chunk of the tire was 

It has always been 

my dream to be like Shirley 

Muldowney, says Lisa 



Did You Know? 

Breakout — running quicker 
he/she dialed his/her ve 
(Predicted how quick it would run). 
Burnout — spinning rear tires in water 
to heat and clean them prior to a run 
for better traction. 


between lanes on the starting line. 
Elaosed time « the time it takes the 

vehicle to travel from the starting line 
to the finish line. 

cles race two at a time, resulting in one 

i i 

winner and one loser. 

Foul Start ~ car has left the starting 

line before receiving the green light, 

resulting in a red light. 

Nitromethane ~ fuel specifically made 

for drag racing. 

Pre-staeed — when a driver is seven 

inches behind the starting line. 
Reaction time — the time to react to 

the green light on the Christmas tree, 
measured in thousandths of a second. 
Sixtv-foot time -- time it takes for the 

vehicle to cover the first sixty feet of 

the racetrack. 

Staeed -- the front wheels of the car on 

the starting line. 

Wheelie bars -- used to prevent 

These terms were taken from:,html 

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Right: Bryce Wisooker, 

Wichita, gets his Junior 

Dragster ready to race. Bryce 

and his brother Derek both 

race Junior Dragsters at 

Wichita International Raceway. 

Below: David Wisooker, 

Wichita, pushes his son 

Derek's junior dragster back 

into the pits after his run. His 

sons are two of the many 

Junior Dragsters that run at 

Wichita International Raceway 

in Wichita. 

taken out from the spin. I was more worried about my ics, engineering, timing/coordination and how to be a good 

father's reaction, but he ended up not seeing it." 

Stephens says that "I have been racing since I 

winner as well as a loser." 

For more information you can contact Wichita 
could drive, at least cars and I will not be stopping any- International Raceway office at (316)755-3474 or the drag 

strip at (316)729-4448. 

time soon." 

David Wisooker, Wichita, says, "I think that racing 
can also teach you a lot about life. It teaches you how to 
be humble, good sportsmanship, concentration, mechan- 

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Left: Motorcycle riders even have their own category of racing at Wichita 
International Raceway. 

Right: Looking inside a '69 Camaro to see what it is like to race. The safe- 
ty belts have to be replaced every two years. 

Bottom: Doug Stephens, Wichita, and Lisa Mitchell, Wichita, are getting 
ready to stage so they can race. Mitchell in the white Camaro cut a better 
light than Stephens' work in progress Chevelle did in their first pass. 

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He gets down on one knee and the 
words "Will you marry me?" roll out of his 
mouth. So what happens next? Assuming 
you say "yes," there is a list of tasks that you should under- 
take immediately. 

Planning is the first step. First, the two of you should 
decide when you want to be married. Good planning should 
allow at least six months, according to Modern Bride mag- 
azine, to get all of the details together; that is, if you plan on 
having a traditional ceremony. 

There are many places that provide solid informa- 
tion about planning the ceremony. Many are bride's maga- 
zines such as Modern Bride, Bride's and Martha Stewart's 
Wedding Catalog. Other helpful resources can be found on 
the Internet. 

Some of these sources provide good information on 
all aspects of a wedding. is a 
good choice because it has calendars, planners, advice 
articles, places to register for gifts, places to search for 
dresses and tuxedos, music, etiquette and budget help. 
26 • The Grizzly is another Internet site that 
offers tips, advice, free magazines, a wedding planner and 
a place to shop for invitations. 

"After my fiance Chad Holzman and I were 
engaged, my mom was ready to start making plans," Nicole 
Lane, Wichita sophomore, says. "That was eight months 
before the wedding. I didn't think we should start planning 
until six months before the wedding date. My mom had the 
caterer booked and the florist called the week after we got 

The next step in the road to the wedding day is 
making a guest list. The engaged couple should sit down 
and plan out a list of everyone they would invite. Depending 
on the size of the wedding, it may be a small or rather 
lengthy list. This step is important, because ordering the 
right number of wedding invitations the couple decided on is 
the next step. 

"The first time Chad and I went to look at invitations, 
we were in the party store for three hours and we still didn't 
find anything we agreed on," Lane says. 

Picking out invitations can be a hard task if the cou- 
ple does not see eye to eye on the invitation design. There 
are many places that a couple can look to find the perfect 

Starting locally, there are many print shops and 
newspapers that carry wedding invitations. Then there are 
national magazines that can be ordered for free from many 
of the bridal magazines. 

Other places to look are on the Internet. One site 
that specializes in wedding invitations is offer free membership, tips, 
trends, online search and a place to order free catalogs. 

"To save money on invitations we had them printed 
locally," Lane says. "One of my teachers from high school 

did the typesetting for the invitations. This saved us around 
a hundred dollars." 

The next important steps you should take to get the 
wedding to come together are to book a photographer, 
baker, caterer, florist and musicians. 

If you are getting married in May, June or October, 
you should book these people soon. Most weddings occur 
during these months. 

There are many tips to finding a good photograph- 
er. The most important one would be to look at their work. 
If you don't like what you see, find someone else. The pic- 
tures of your wedding are cherished items and you cannot 
get them redone. So be cautious and let the photographer 

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nother item the ladies should be keeping an e 
out for is the perfect wedding dress. The best place to star, 
is bridal magazines. Do not be afraid to tear out pictures of 
dresses you like and take them into stores. Not only will the 
store have some idea of what you are looking for, but the 
may even have that dress. 

There are other places to find wedding dresse 
Many dress designers have web pages you can visit to fin 
the whole line of dresses, and stores where they are locat- 
ed. Also you can buy a dress from a friend or someone off 
of eBAY. 

any national travel agencies 

will send out magazines to 

mote the use of 

Also in the ninth to sixth month the couple should 
visit their clergy member or justice of the peace. The couple 
should decide if the ceremony will be a religious or civil 


If the couple is having a religious ceremony, th< 

best place to start looking is at local churches. If the cere 

mony will be a civil event, any 
certified officiant may per- 
form the ceremony. Just 

make sure that the officiant is 

qualified to perform cere- 
monies in your state. 

Do not forget to r 
ister for gifts. There 
many places you can do ti 
If many of your guests live i 
the same area, you shouk 
register at a store near them. 
Also you could register over 


or at many of the stores you 
would have registered at in 


This June bride fills out her 
invitations that will annouriam 
the date of her wedding. 

The G r i z z 

ired a 
Target," Lane says. "I think we got carried away when we 

couple you should be writing and 

went and registered. Both stores give you a little gun look- thank-you notes as you receive them. Also, you need to 
ing thing and let you loose in the store. So pretty much you send announcements to newspapers. 

get to 'zap' any item you want. That made it fun. The nice 

Two weeks before the wedding, you and your fiance 

thing about Target is if you forgot to register for something should pick up the marriage license, submit requests to the 

you can go on-line and register for it there." 

photographers, videographers and musicians. You should 

Three months before the wedding, you should have also confirm the honeymoon reservations. 

your guest lists completed and invitations sent out. You 

One week before the wedding, you should pack for 

should also reserve rooms for out-of-town guests to stay in. the honeymoon, check with your bank about using your 
Also, three months before the wedding, you should ATM at the honeymoon site, remind attendants and ushers 

check the state regulations on blood tests. 

about the rehearsal dinner and give the bridesmaid party. 

Attire for the wedding party and for the groom Also, the groom should put the officiant's fee in a sealed 
needs to be purchased by the couple or the individuals in envelope and give it to the best man to deliver after the cer- 

the wedding party. The rings also need to be bought or 
ordered. You should also be buying honeymoon clothing. 


Remember to have fun at the wedding and do not 

The ladies need to have their first dress fitting and worry about the details. If you follow the guidelines, every- 

make an appointment with a hair stylist. 

Six to eight weeks before the wedding, you should 
make sure to have the gifts for the attendants and for your 

thing should fall into place. 

The Grizzly 

By Rachel Julius 

Mission Statement: 
"Big Brothers and Big Sisters of 
Sedgwick County helps boys and girls, 
most of whom are considered at risk 
and live in single-parent homes, 
achieve their full potential through long 
term personal relationships with care- 
fully screened and caring volunteers/' 

Since its establishment in 1904, Big Brothers Big 
Sisters of America has grown to be the oldest and largest 
mentoring program for youth. The programs, in all 50 states, 
match kids with mentors who provide friendship and an 
experience that will never be forgotten. 

Big Brothers was originally started in 1904 by a 
New York court clerk named Ernest Coulter. His superior, 
Judge Julius Mayer, who recruited men to mentor some of 
the delinquent boys who came before him, influenced 

In late 1904, Coulter went before a group of civic 

and business leaders and described a boy about 

ready to be jailed. He asked for 

someone to be a Big Brother to this 

child and proceeded to ask the 

men for a volunteer. Every 

man in the room raised a 


A year after 
Coulter's program start- 
ed, Catholic Big Sisters 
opened up its doors to 
young girls. Thus Big Sisters 
was formed ( 
Although Coulter was the one who 
started up the program, Irvin Westheimer was 
credited with creating the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. 
Thirty-one years ago, Big Brothers was founded in 
Wichita to help keep the young boys off the streets. In 1974 
the Big Sisters program was established to help the young 
girls in the Wichita area. By 1978 the two organizations 
joined together to create the Big Brothers Big Sisters pro- 

Through the past 31 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters 
(BBBS) has catered to over 15,000 children in Sedgwick 
County alone. 

BBBS of Sedgwick County not only offers the tradi- 
tional program but offers eight other programs similar to 

The traditional program recruits volunteers to 
spend 2-3 hours a week 3-4 times a month with a child that 
they selected. The program is open to anyone at least 16 
years of age with a valid drivers license. 

Another program similar to the traditional program 
is Bigs in Schools. Volunteers are asked to spend about 45 
minutes a week in an elementary or middle school helping 
with homework and any other activity. 


The Grizzly 

Operation Jumpstart is almost like Bigs in Schools 
but focuses more on fifth to eighth graders. The primary 
focus is to help the kids make a successful transition 
from elementary to middle school to high school. 

The Club Buddies are asked to spend 
time each week with a youth from Boys and 
Girls Club. They can do anything from playing 
pool to foosball to arts and crafts. 

RSVP/Experienced Corps is offered to 
those who are over the age of 50 who would like 
to be involved with BBBS. They must be energetic, 
active, passionate and committed to making an optimistic 
contribution to kids at risk. 

Malisa's Hope is offered to those that wish to Kevin Easter Cops for Kids brings the local police, sheriff's 
involve kids in religious activities as part of their commit- deputies and state troopers together with kids. Activities are 
ment. designed to break down the barriers between youth and 

The mentoring program Mi Amigo is designed to those who uphold the law ( 

attract Hispanic volunteers and encourage Hispanic youth 
to participate in the program. 

To become a Big Brother or Big Sister in Butler 
County call 321-7763 or apply in person at 223 N. Main St. 

BBBS also has a program that is dedicated to From the Wichita area apply at the Sedgwick County site at 

teaching kids more about the outdoors. Pass It On-Outdoor 
Mentors is in partnership with the Kansas Department of 
Wildlife to promote the 

219 N. St. Francis. BBBS also offers online applications. 

The application requires basic information, refer- 
ence letters, a thorough background check and an 

Once the background check and 
interview is done, selection 

Bigs and Littles can do anything from playing sports, 
catching the latest movie, outdoor hikes, roller-skating, minia- 
ture golf, hanging out with each other, shopping and even doing 
homework together. The kids need an older role model, not just 
a parent or a friend, but someone who is there to share life 
experiences and lead them in the right direction. 

for a little brother or sister 
can take place. 

The process takes 
about a month, 
depending on the back- 
ground check. 
Make a difference in 
somone's life, become a Big 
Brother or Big Sister! 

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